Buzz: Mets interested in Luis Ayala

Update3:18 pm

During ESPN’s MLB Trade Deadline Show, Jason Stark told the show’s hosts, “The Mets are focused on acquiring a relief pitcher, if they make any move at all.”

Update1:59 pm

According to Jon Heyman, on SI.com, the Mets are talking to the Nationals about a deal involving RHP Luis Ayala.

In 54 games for the Nationals, Ayala is 1–6 with a 5.54 ERA, during which opponents are batting .286 against him.

Heyman also blogs about the Marlins acquisition of Arthur Rhodes, and how it could impact whether the Yankees can trade for Jarrod Washburn.